The SR 304 Gateway Median Landscape project will remove overgrown vegetation and dead trees from the median of SR 304, from SR 3 to 1st Street, and will replace the vegetation with lower maintenance river rock. The Street Department crew completed the first phase (from SR 3 interchange to Charleston Beach Rd.) in 2018. The City elected to solicit bids for construction of the remaining segments in order to complete the project in 2019.
Requests for bids were solicited from the small works roster to construct the landscape improvements, two bids were received and Vet Industrial submitted the lowest responsive and responsible bid. The City Council awarded the contract to Vet Industrial on September 25, 2019.
The contractor is scheduled to start work on October 14th and work will continue through early November, weather permitting. Traffic will be impacted with lane closures on east and west bound SR 304 between the hours of 9am and 3pm on weekdays. Travelers should expect delays during these hours and consider alternate routes if possible.